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Building a Compliant Crypto Consortium Mwiki,Video,video

Everyone who has a stake in cryptocurrency right now has one thing on the mind: regulation. The SEC and CFTC are scrambling to find a way to define and regulate cryptocurrencies. Whether you’re cheering them on, booing, or tapping your foot impatiently, the next zeitgeist for the global crypto markets will depend on how regulators resolve the current challenges surrounding digital asset trading. Enter OpenFinance Network (OFN): a digital asset trading platform for the next stage in the crypto market’s evolution. CEO Juan Hernandez sat down with John Lothian News to discuss how OFN is striving to fill the gaps…

EU Parliament and ECB Taking a Look At Cryptocurrencies Blog,CryptoMarkets

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Last week, which admittedly was a slow financial markets news week, headlines in the cryptocurrency press announced that a new EU report told officials not to ban bitcoin. Blockchain News said the report “. . . blasts economists who criticize cryptocurrencies.”  There was no blasting. While the report prepared by an EU policy department did provide some sound bites, it was one of five reports about central bank monetary policy toward virtual currencies that the EU Parliament had requested. If the briefing papers do guide the discussions, there is no reason to expect shifts in today’s slowly evolving bank regulatory…

Nasdaq to Provide Clearing Technology to SIX for Clearing Overhaul John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff The JLN team is home after a successful day two of MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity in New York at Nasdaq yesterday. We had 12 speakers who knocked it out of the park. Thank you to Nasdaq for hosting day two and for all our sponsors and speakers. Thank you too to the hard working JLN staff. The videos will start rolling out in the coming days and weeks.~JJL During the merit badge workshop on Tuesday at Nasdaq, Robby Lothian had to give an impromptu two minute speech as part of the badge….

The crypto-currencies that die before they have bloomed Blog,CryptoMarkets

The crypto-currencies that die before they have bloomed Rory Cellan-Jones – BBC It has been the biggest craze in investment of the last two years – the idea that creating your own crypto-currency through an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) is the route to riches. /jlne.ws/2m8IF9J Hackers steal $23.5 million from cryptocurrency exchange Bancor Stan Schroeder – Mashable Hackers attacked cryptocurrency exchange Bancor on Monday, compromising one of the company’s virtual wallets and stealing roughly $23.5 million worth of digital currencies. /jlne.ws/2m7QI6s London School Of Economics launches online certificate course about Cryptocurrency Investment and Disruption CryptoCurrency Guide RTT News reports that…

Mobius Says Trade War Is Just a Warm-Up Act for Financial Crisis John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff It was a great day at Nasdaq for the Trading Tech 300 program. Thank you to Nasdaq and Allan Schoenberg for their support for this merit badge clinic that taught public speaking and communications. Today is the second day of MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity, this one held at Nasdaq in Times Square. We have a great lineup of speakers, including Oliver Albers, Mike Beller, Kevin McPartland, Maura Cunningham, Sadia Halim, and Bailey Kessing at the 1 PM session. Bruce Morris, Ralf Roth, Jeff Bandman, David Weisberger and Gary DeWaal finish the program…

What’s Next for Bitcoin? Blog,CryptoMarkets

What’s Next for Bitcoin? Sam Mamudi, Olga Kharif, and Matthew Leising – Bloomberg Last year, Bitcoin led a motley pack of so-called cryptocurrencies in one of the great booms in market history, soaring over 2,000 percent to its peak. Since then, it’s led an epic bust that rivals the dot-com era stock market collapse. But there are still plenty of true believers. Here’s a guide for those feeling at sea in these turbulent digital waters. /jlne.ws/2mbBJsx Stacking Up Coin and Equity Offerings Insights.coinigy.com An overwhelming majority of projects selling tokens are not selling cryptocurrencies, but rather cryptoassets. That is, few…

TP ICAP fires chief Phizackerley as it warns on higher costs John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read EU Parliament and ECB Taking a Look At Cryptocurrencies Thom Thompson – John Lothian News Last week, which admittedly was a slow financial markets news week, headlines in the cryptocurrency press announced that a new EU report told officials not to ban bitcoin. Blockchain News said the report “. . . blasts economists who criticize cryptocurrencies.” There was no blasting. While the report prepared by an EU policy department did provide some sound bites, it was one of five reports about central bank monetary policy toward virtual currencies that the EU Parliament had requested. If the briefing papers…

China’s The Blockchainer Bags Millions in Fresh Investment Blog,CryptoMarkets

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China’s The Blockchainer Bags Millions in Fresh Investment Komfie Manalo – Cryptovest.com The Blockchainer has raised “tens of millions” of yuan from blockchain-focused fund management firms, with the money intended to support the global expansion the Shanghai-based blockchain services provider plans to undertake this year, the China Money Network reported. /jlne.ws/2KUUVZu World’s Largest Bank Eyes Faster Asset Exchange With Blockchain Wolfie Zhao – Coindesk The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), one of China’s “Big Four” state-owned commercial banks and one of the world’s largest by total assets, is seeking to patent a blockchain system for the exchange of…

If Faith in Democracy Ebbs, Danger Rises John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Today we begin the MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series in New York at Thomson Reuters. Thank you to our sponsors, Thomson Reuters, Nasdaq, Cboe Global Markets, CME Group and The IFM, for helping us put on this series.~JJL Steve Ditko, the comic-book artist who helped create Spider-Man, died at the age of 90. I am big Spider-Man fan and I guess my kids are too. When my daughter called Friday to tell me she was headed to the hospital in West Virginia with a spider bite, my son Robby’s reply to his…